Tata Motors has announced season 3 of its T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship. It will be held on March 20, 2016, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. In keeping with its commitment of making trucking aspirational for Indian drivers, season 3 will also feature an Indian truck driver’s race for the first time. However, like in the earlier seasons, the championship will continue to host experienced international drivers representing six teams, featuring 12 Tata Prima race trucks built for the purpose.
The Indian Truck Drivers will be selected from a pool of truck drivers who are employed with Tata Motors key customers in the country. In all, Tata Motors will have 12 Indian truck drivers selected to race.
Commenting on the occasion, Ravindra Pisharody, executive director, commercial vehicle business unit, said, “We at Tata Motors are delighted to host season III of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship, a much-awaited calendar event and one of the most pioneering in the country’s commercial vehicle industry and India’s motorsports history. Ever since it was first introduced in 2014, T1 has proved to be a great platform to showcase the prowess of the Indian commercial vehicles industry and that of Tata Motors, and Season 3 presents us with a great opportunity to launch our next big initiative – Indian Race Truck drivers.”